KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 14 — Perikatan Nasional’s “Save Malaysia” rally is still scheduled to go on this Saturday despite not having a police permit and three of its leaders being called up by the police regarding the event.

The Star reported that rally organiser Badrul Hisham Shaharin, better known as Chegubard as saying that the event was still being planned despite the “intimidation” shown by the authorities.

“The organisers will have a coordination meeting to finalise the details.

“We will make an announcement tomorrow once everything has been sorted out,” he was quoted saying to reporters outside the Dang Wangi district police headquarters yesterday.


He said that they are expecting thousands to show up for the rally which will be held in the middle of the city, but said that final details have yet to be decided.

Badrul Hisham also called on all Malaysians to take part in the rally in conjunction with Malaysia Day, tomorrow.

“We will finalise the route and make a proper announcement. Our priority is the safety of all rally participants,” he said.


He said the objective of the rally is to "champion freedom of speech and voicing our intention to march and save Malaysia.”

“The biggest issue we are voicing is how the charges against Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi were dropped despite the prosecution initially finding prime facie in the case,” he said.

On possible participation of the “Red Shirts” led by Umno’s Datuk Seri Jamal Yunos, Badrul Hisham said it is their right to gather.

“We are pro-freedom of speech, so if those from the opposing side want to join, then by all means,” he said.

Police yesterday recorded statements from Bersatu Youth chief Wan Ahmad Fayhsal Wan Ahmad Kamal, Perikatan Youth chief Fadhli Shaari and Gombak Setia assembylan Muhammad Hilman Idham regarding the rally.

Although Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Allaudeen Abdul Majid said that police have not received any application to hold the rally, Wan Ahmad Fayhsal said organisers had submitted the notice on the rally to the Dang Wangi police last Sunday.